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Commencement

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Regent University will celebrate its 40th commencement ceremony, welcoming internationally renowned author and speaker Eric Metaxas as the keynote speaker. Nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred – making the class of 2020 the largest graduating class in the school’s history.

In order to protect the health and well-being of our students and all in attendance, Regent University will move its commencement ceremony and all school-specific commissioning ceremonies to a virtual format. All ceremonies will be streamed so that graduates, friends, and families can participate from all over the world.

To signify the great joy and significance of graduation, each Regent graduate will receive a complimentary graduation package in the mail containing the full program and other surprises. Additionally, graduates will receive a commemorative 2020 commencement DVD on request, following the event.

WATCH COMMENCEMENT ONLINE ON MAY 9, 2020

    • Online streaming of commencement will be available on May 9, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. ET
    • To participate in Facebook Live on May 9, 2020 at 9:15 a.m. ET, visit: facebook.com/regentuniversity

Take note of the following steps to prepare for participation in graduation:

1. Fulfill your degree/certificate requirements.

Ensure that you are on track to complete your degree requirements as anticipated. You may want to check in with your academic advisor if you have questions or concerns. Please review the Degree Clearance section in this tab for more information regarding the process.

2. Submit your Graduation Application to the Registrar’s Office.

Deadline dates to submit graduation applications are as follows:

September 15 for fall graduation
December 1 for spring and summer graduation

3. A $25 late fee will be assessed on all first-time applications submitted past the deadline.

Students who are not approved to graduate for either the degree or certificate in the semester stated on the application must file another application in a subsequent semester. Certificate applications are accepted year round; however, students earning a certificate only do not participate in the Commencement ceremony.

4. Pay the appropriate graduation fee in the Business Office or online via Genisys.

This fee is assessed only one time per degree/certificate earned. The fee applies regardless of when all graduation requirements are completed.

  • $70 – JD, LL.M., Ed.S. and all Doctorate
  • $60 – All Other Degrees
  • $30 – Certificates

5. Complete Student Loan Exit Counseling.

Federal regulations state that students who have borrowed federal student loans (Stafford, PLUS, Perkins) are required to Complete your Student Loan Exit Counseling. If you have questions, please contact Student Financial Aid at 757.352.4125 or finaid@regent.edu.

6. Regalia.

The Oak Hall website “ship to home” option will be reactivated by 5 p.m. today, April 23, 2020. Orders must be placed by May 20, 2020.

Regalia Returns and Refunds

Graduates who selected the “Ship to Home” option may return their unopened regalia to Oak Hall within 30 days of placing their order and request a refund. The return address is included with your packing slip. Questions may be directed to customerservice@oakhalli.com or 800.223.0429.

Graduates who selected the “Ship to School” option should contact Oak Hall directly at  customerservice@oakhalli.com to either cancel their order and request a refund or request that their order be changed to ship to home (additional shipping charges will apply).  The Registrar’s Office will not receive or distribute regalia for the May 2020 Commencement.

Please complete your graduation application.

Application Deadlines
September 15 for fall graduation
December 1 for spring and summer graduation
Deadlines are for submission of the application, not payment of the graduation fee.

A $25 late fee will be assessed on all first-time applications submitted past the deadline.

Baccalaureate degrees with honors are conferred in accordance with the following cumulative grade point averages on work attempted at Regent University. GPAs are NOT rounded up:

Summa Cum Laude: 4.00 cumulative GPA

Magna Cum Laude: 3.95-3.99 cumulative GPA

Cum Laude: 3.85-3.94 cumulative GPA

The cum laude designations apply only to undergraduate candidates who have completed 25% or more of their coursework (a minimum of 30 institutional credits) at Regent University. Candidates for Latin Honors will be designated in the Commencement and Commissioning programs according to final grades submitted by March 15. Official designations will be determined after all courses have been completed and grades submitted for the degree. These designations will be noted on the awardees’ official academic transcripts and diplomas.

Please review the Degree Clearance section above for information on requirements and timelines for the issuance of diplomas or certificates and complimentary copies.

  • Graduates must report any errors on their diploma within 30 days of receiving the diploma. If errors are not reported within this time-frame, graduates will be charged a replacement fee (see below).
  • If your diploma has been lost or damaged, you may order a replacement diploma by submitting a Diploma Replacement Form to the Registrar’s Office. The fee is $30 for diplomas issued after July 1, 2006 and $50 for replacement of a diploma issued prior to July 2006.
  • Fees may be paid online through the Business Office website by selecting “Transcript Payment” under “Miscellaneous Payments” or by check or money order payable to:Regent University
    Registrar’s Office, SC 218
    1000 Regent University Drive
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Commissioning

Regent University’s Commissioning Services are sacred rituals where you’re invited to reflect and worship among your peers, and acknowledge your academic achievement. As you prepare to leave school and enter the world, your family members and close friends are welcome to join this cherished and significant tradition.

Below, please click on the name of your specific school to access a video link to your school’s Commissioning Ceremony.

This event will prayerfully commission you to serve the world as a Christian leader in your chosen field. The schedule includes:

  • A welcome
  • An address from the Dean
  • Academic award recipients
  • Congratulatory remarks from our Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Gerson Moreno-Riaño
  • A commissioning address from our Founder and Chancellor, Dr. M.G. “Pat” Robertson
  • Closing and prayer

The College of Arts & Sciences Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Marc Clifford 757.352.4110 | casgened@regent.edu

The College of Healthcare Sciences Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 7:30 p.m.
Contact: Lynnette Harris 757.352.4255 | lynnhar@regent.edu

The School of Business & Leadership Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 1:30 p.m.
Contact: Rebecca Morgan 757.352.4530 | rebemo1@regent.edu

The School of Communication & the Arts Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Marjorie Ackerman 757.352.4500 | mackerman@regent.edu

The School of Divinity Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 8:30 a.m.
Contact: Melissa Seaman melisea@regent.edu

The School of Education Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Diane Morgan 757.352.4220 | mmorgan@regent.edu

The Robertson School of Government Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Anita Reed 757.352.4302 | anitree@regent.edu

The School of Law Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Mary Bunch 757.352.4040 | marybun@regent.edu

The School of Nursing Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Annamarie Haskell 757.352.4533 | annamcc@regent.edu

The School of Psychology & Counseling Commissioning
Friday, May 8, 2020 | Time: 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Lynnette Harris 757.352.4255 | lynnhar@regent.edu

FAQs

Ceremonies and Logistics

On Saturday, May 9, 2020, Regent University will celebrate its 40th commencement ceremony, welcoming internationally renowned author and speaker Eric Metaxas as the keynote speaker. An estimated 2,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred – making the class of 2020 the largest graduating class in the school’s history.

In order to protect the health and well-being of our students and all in attendance, Regent University will move its commencement ceremony and all school-specific commissioning ceremonies to an online format. All ceremonies will be streamed online so that graduates, friends, and families can participate from all over the world.

The decision to conduct these ceremonies online honors guidelines announced by The White House and the Commonwealth of Virginia, and our approach is in line with CDC regulations for social distancing to deter the spread of COVID-19. This decision, while difficult, reflects our steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of the entire Regent community.

To signify the great joy and significance of graduation, each Regent graduate will receive a complimentary graduation package in the mail containing the full program and other surprises. Additionally, graduates will receive a commemorative 2020 commencement DVD following the event.

WATCH COMMENCEMENT ONLINE ON MAY 9, 2020 

To protect the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff in light of the spread of COVID-19 and the declaration of a national emergency, Regent’s campus facilities are closed to the public. While you cannot take graduation photographs in your cap and gown on campus at present, we invite you to do so once campus reopens. Also, please join our 2020 Regent Royals in celebrating online by posting your photograph on social media using #RegentGrad2020. We look forward to celebrating you!

T-shirts with a listing of all graduate names will be available for sale. Watch your Regent email account for further updates from Student Services.

You may purchase items for graduates online prior to the ceremony.

Regalia

The Oak Hall website “ship to home” option will be reactivated by 5 p.m. today, April 23, 2020. Orders must be placed by May 20, 2020.

Graduates who selected the “Ship to Home” option may return their unopened regalia to Oak Hall within 30 days of placing their order and request a refund. The return address is included with your the packing slip. Questions may be directed to customerservice@oakhalli.com or 800.223.0429.

Graduates who selected the “Ship to School” option should contact Oak Hall directly at  customerservice@oakhalli.com to either cancel their order and request a refund or request that their order be changed to ship to home (additional shipping charges will apply).  The Registrar’s Office will not receive or distribute regalia for the May 2020 Commencement.

Graduates who selected the “Ship to School” option should contact Oak Hall directly at  customerservice@oakhalli.com to either cancel their order and request a refund or request that their order be changed to ship to home (additional shipping charges will apply).  The Registrar’s Office will not receive or distribute regalia for the May 2020 Commencement.

Regent University’s colors are kelly green and royal blue.

Guests

Diplomas and Miscellaneous

Commencement announcements, diploma frames, and class rings can be ordered through Herff Jones. Do NOT order regalia from Herff Jones. See Regalia information listed above.

Doctoral and Juris Doctor diplomas are 15″x20″. The diplomas for bachelor’s and master’s programs, the Ed.S., the LL.M., and all certificate programs are 11″x14″. The A.A. diploma is 8.5″x11″. All diplomas are printed in portrait (vertical) orientation.

No. Degrees are posted after final grades are issued and verification of all graduation requirements has been completed. Students receive an automatic email notification when their degree is posted. Final transcripts are sent once your degree is posted, and diploma orders are submitted on the last business day of each month. Diplomas are sent directly to the graduate from the printer and typically take 4-6 weeks from the date of the order to arrive.

Use #RegentGrad2020 and you may have your photo, tweet, etc. displayed on the screen prior to the ceremony. Search for #RegentGrad2020 across social media to see what others are posting.

You can reach the Alumni Relations office by phone at 888.294.2586 or at alumni@regent.edu. You can also stay connected by registering with the Regent online community.

All pending graduates currently have access to www.regentalumni.org. The community provides students and alumni with social networking tools, job listings, alumni directories, and other resources. To start taking advantage of these tools, please visit the website and follow the instructions for first time login. If you have any issues or need assistance please contact either Ashley Weekley or Alora Tejada at alumni@regent.edu or 888.294.2586.

Info Videos

Our Regent University Alumni Officers have created the following videos as resources for you to get ready for Graduation Weekend. If you have any questions regarding the Regent University Alumni Association, please email alumni@regent.edu.

Steps to Graduate and Becoming a Regent Alum

The Difference Between Commissioning & Commencement

How to Order Regalia